This tour is only available from 1st April to 31st October
We collect you from your hotel at 8.30am. The Scottish borders region has beautiful rolling green landscapes, majestic castles, ancient abbeys and many stately homes. Far too many to see in a 1 day, but we have selected the finest of them to visit.
Melrose Abbey 1136ad is our first stop. This was the largest of the four great Abbeys in this area, however, it suffered badly during the reformation period and now stands as a ruin. Abbotsford House – home of Sir Walter Scott 1812ad, is our next site to visit. The house keeps a fine collection of historic weapons, artwork, books and furniture on display. After lunch we have a scenic stop at Scotts view then give you the choice of visiting Floors Castle, Scotland’s largest inhabited Castle and home to the Duke of Roxburgh or Traquair House 950ad – Scotland’s oldest inhabited house.
You also have the option to visit Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery on this tour if we drop the sites listed during the afternoon.
Lunch and admission fees are NOT included